PPBF: Big Wolf & Little Wolf

Author: Nadine Brun-Cosme
Illustrator: Olivier Tallec
Publisher: Enchanted Lion, 2010
Ages: 4-8yrs
Themes: wolves, feelings, friendship, loneliness
Opening: Big Wolf lived under his tree at the top of a hill. It had always been that way. Then one day Little Wolf arrived. He came from so far away that at first he looked no bigger than a dot.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Big Wolf has always lived alone at the top of a hill under a tree, so when a little wolf suddenly arrives one day, he does not know what to think.

I like this book because: I love the illustrations (big surprise, Patricia?), but more importantly this is a very touching story on the evolution of a friendship, told slowly, gently, creating the perfect tension. Bet you couldn’t read it fast if you wanted to! Perfect accompaniment for a lollipop.

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Resources/activities: Read the other books in this series: Big Wolf and Little Wolf, Such A Beautiful Orange!, and Big Wolf and Little Wolf, The Little Leaf That Wouldn’t Fall; watch the following interview with Tallec on his books, Waterloo & Trafalgar and Big Wolf & Little Wolf; discuss friendship, sharing and loneliness.

Perfect Picture Book Friday is on hiatus for the summer, but there are still plenty of selections on a themed and alphabetized list, with teacher/parent resources, on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE

BWLW

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. – Aristotle

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21 thoughts on “PPBF: Big Wolf & Little Wolf

  1. Another great one Julie. I’m a bit on hiatus, but wanted to stop by and say hi! (Oh, I saw your logo in the recent RMC-SCBWI newsletter. Love love Love it!)

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  2. Your library sure has some interesting and fun books! And you have a knack for finding them! This one looks quite sweet. But curious – the lady narrating the video said that one of Mr Tallec’s books is The Moose Belongs to Me, and I believe that that is an Oliver Jeffers book!

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